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Mark Atwood
More Sweat
After the weekly piano lesson in Ballard, came back home to Kirkland and went to the gym. Twenty minutes on the softstep machine, heartrate at 130, and then one 10 rep set of ab crunches before they shut down. It's kinda scary to will motion and have nothing happen.

Going to do it again tomorrow. Have to remember to take my heart rate right out of bed for the aerobics calculation, and go shopping for a bathroom scale and a kitchen scale.

An interesting side effect is starting to show up already, too.

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: silence

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From: j5nn5r Date: March 12th, 2003 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

heart rate monitoring

I don't know what method you are using but, when I was doing a lot of cycling, I found one that worked real well for me. When I awoke, the key was not to get up or move much at all,
to get as accurate a resting rate as possible. I'd reach up, take my pulse at my neck and check a second hand. This gave me the most consistent and accurate reading.

I found that, if I even sat up, my rate would vary as much as five to ten BPM.

fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 12th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: heart rate monitoring

I had heard of that, and tried it first thing in the morning. But I've got a problem. I can't seem to take my own pulse. It took some hunting to find it on my neck and on my wrist, but all I can feel is a jumbled vibration instead of a countable tick. I suspect that the pulse in my fingertips is interfereing and all I'm feeling is a beat interference pattern. I may have to resort to some technological aid.
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